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Timeline of Mission Creep in Iraq


June 16, 2014
The Obama administration announces the deployment of 275 military personnel to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

June 19, 2014 – The administration announces the deployment of 300 military advisers to train Iraqi forces. 

June 26, 2014Armed drones begin flight patterns over Baghdad to protect U.S. military advisers in the area.

June 30, 2014 – The administration announces the deployment of 200 more troops to Iraq.

Aug. 7, 2014 – President Obama authorizes the first airstrikes in Iraq “to protect American personnel in Iraq by stopping the current advance on Erbil by (ISIS) in Iraq as they fight to break the siege of Mount Sinjar.”

Aug. 8, 2014 – The U.S. launches its first airstrikes in Iraq.

Aug. 12, 2014 – The administration announces the deployment of 130 additional U.S. military personnel to assess the scope of the humanitarian mission. 

Aug. 14, 2014 – President Obama authorizes airstrikes “to recapture the Mosul Dam.”

Aug. 26, 2014 – President Obama authorizes surveillance flights over Syria.

Aug. 28, 2014 – President Obama authorizes airstrikes “in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to the town of Amirli, Iraq.”

Sept. 2, 2014 Over 1,100 U.S. troops are now deployed in Iraq.

Sept. 6 2014 – U.S. launches airstrikes to defend the Haditha Dam in Anbar province.

Sept. 8, 2014 – Between August 8 and September 8, the U.S. launched 145 airstrikes.

 

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